If you’re a woman struggling with hormonal acne, you may be interested in learning about the hormone that your body produces called progesterone and its effects on acne.
Next to estrogen, progesterone is the other most famous female sex hormone. It is produced in the ovaries and in lesser amounts in the adrenal glands.
Progesterone has a number of important jobs including normalizing blood sugar levels, facilitating thyroid hormone, regulating the menstrual cycle, allowing a woman to have a healthy pregnancy, as well as being a natural anti-anxiety and anti-depressant.
It also enhances the positive effects of estrogen, while preventing the state called estrogen dominance.
Your hormones never work alone; they always work in ratios. Often when a hormone goes out of whack, it causes symptoms (like acne) because it is out of ratio with its partner hormones. [Read more...]